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While the Harvard women's rugby team beat brown twice in its 2013-2014 campaign, the Crimson fell to the Bears in the first game of the new season, 25-14.

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Women's Rugby Drops First League Contest

Fatigue played a significant role in the final 15 minutes of the contest, costing the Crimson the lead and ultimately the game, as the squad fell to Brown, 25-14, in the first ever varsity Ivy League women's rugby matchup.

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Rugby Sets High Goals in Its Sophomore Campaign

In its second season as a varsity sport, the Harvard women’s rugby team has set the goal of firmly establishing itself in both the Harvard athletic and national rugby communities.

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Rugby Season Recap

It was a historic season for the Crimson, as the squad captured its first-ever Ivy League title to cap off its fall schedule in November.

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Female Breakout Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Xanni Brown

Among rugby's senior standouts was co-captain Xanni Brown, who spearheaded the Crimson’s offensive charge as the team’s leading scorer.

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Women's Rugby Ends Season at National Championships

Entering its first USA Rugby Division I National Championships as a varsity squad, the Harvard women’s rugby team (7-6) looked compete against the country’s top teams in the Sweet Sixteen.

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Women's Rugby Suffers Injuries in Loss to No. 1 Penn State

Co-captains Ali Haber and Xanni Brown were sidelined with injuries before and during Saturday afternoon's contest at No. 1 Penn State, which defeated the Crimson, 50-12.

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Athlete of the Week: Emba Propels Women's Rugby to Big Victory

Cheta Emba—who also splits time as a goalkeeper for the varsity women’s soccer team—helped spearhead the Harvard rugby team’s offensive charge against Boston College with four first-half tries.

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Women's Rugby Routs Boston College, 105-0

Boston College had nothing to stop the Harvard women’s rugby team as the Crimson (7-3) cruised to a 105-0 victory over the Eagles.

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Women's Rugby Suffers Big Loss at Home

The No. 11 Crimson took on No. 4 American International College in a Saturday afternoon contest at Cumnock Field, and the powerful Yellow Jackets offense proved too much for the injury-hampered Crimson squad in the 56-19 loss.


Women's Rugby Looks Forward to Spring Success

The Harvard rugby team (6-2, 5-1 Ivy) has accomplished a lot in the past year. But it doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. The No. 11 Crimson will continue its inaugural varsity season outside the Ancient Eight this spring

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Women's Rugby Opens Spring Season With 17-5 Victory

Seeing its first action since November, the Crimson (6-2) picked up its spring schedule right where it left off in the fall with a 22-5 win over West Chester University (5-3).

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Men’s and Women’s Rugby Teams Growing Together

In rugby, the men’s and women’s teams play exactly the same game. There are the same rules, the same setup, and the same plays for both teams despite the gender differences.

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The Women's Rugby Team

Three years later, it’s hard to recognize those freshmen who'd never played rugby in the women who played on a National Championship-winning squad in 2011, guided their team to varsity status over the past two years, and recently won their first Ivy League Championship.


Women's Rugby Remembers Its Roots

A little over two months removed from its first varsity practice, the Crimson found itself rightfully situated at the top of the Ivy League. But this wasn’t exactly the “rags to riches” season it may, at first glance, appear to be.

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